Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Carbon monoxide snow on Venus

Welcome! "Alien Life" tracks the latest discoveries and thoughts in the various elements of the famous Drake Equation. Here's today's news:
g Abodes - A new study shows that Venus has a surprisingly cold region high in its atmosphere, where carbon dioxide might freeze out as ice or snow. See article.
g Life - A seven million-year-old South American fossil from a species known as Arrhinolemur scalabrinii - which translates literally to "Scalabrini's lemur without a nose" - has long been a curiosity because there is only one specimen in existence and it is unlike most other primates. There is a reason for that, scientists have discovered. The lemur without a nose is actually a fish. See article.
g Cosmicus - Researchers are presenting findings at the Frontiers in Optics 2012 meeting that observation need not disturb systems as much as once thought, severing the act of measurement from the Heisenberg Uncertainty Principle. See article.

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